Pain Management

The best methods of management for conditions with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ disorder, and foot pain.

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Alternative Treatment

Taking CBD Oil for RA

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, and it's an increasingly popular alternative treatment for people with chronic pain from RA.

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Support Systems

Chronic Pain? Get On Pinterest

A new study published in the journal Health Education & Behavior shows that people with chronic pain are turning to Pinterest for help coping.

Senior woman in pain sitting on the couch at home.
Bones

Multiple Myeloma: Managing Bone Pain

From medication and surgery to stress-reduction techniques, here are ways to cope with bone pain.

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Letters

After a Decade of Disease: This is What I Would Tell My Younger Self

K.J. Ramsey was diagnosed with AS in her 20s — she was afraid and in pain, with no idea what the next decade would bring. If only she could go back and talk to that 20 year old...

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Nutrition

Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

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Medication

Does Opioid Marketing Affect Overdose Death Rates?

An observational study associates opioid marketing and overdose death rates, questioning the role of pharmaceutical companies and doctors in the opioid crisis.

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Living With

Meet MJ, The Former Mommy Blogger Who Now Writes About Ankylosing Spondylitis

In her new blog: “Kicking Hoops and Shooting Goals,” MJ Rowan captures the daily irony and flow of living with AS and fibromyalgia — both of which she has. MJ crafts an irresistible story you almost certainly cannot stop reading mid-paragraph.

Woman tracking her RA symptoms on her smartphone.
Technology

There's an App for That — Including Your RA

Life with rheumatoid arthritis is all over the map. Try these tools and apps to track your symptoms, so you can report them to your doctor.

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Supplements

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

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Lifestyle

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.